Regional Mobility and Unemployment Transitions in the UK and Spain

GEP Working Paper No. 02/19

33 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2003

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Joanne Lindley

University of Nottingham - School of Economics

Richard Upward

University of Nottingham - School of Economics

Peter W Wright

University of Sheffield - Department of Economics

Date Written: September 2002

Abstract

If the distribution of industrial employment is uneven across regions, changes in patterns of production will require the reallocation of labour across regions as well as industries. In this paper we consider this aspect of the adjustment process. Specifically, we compare the geographical mobility of the workforce in the UK and Spain, and examine the extent to which differences in mobility explain differences in the probability of exiting unemployment between the two countries.

Keywords: unemployment, mobility, regional migration

JEL Classification: J61, J64

Suggested Citation

Lindley, Joanne and Upward, Richard and Wright, Peter W, Regional Mobility and Unemployment Transitions in the UK and Spain (September 2002). GEP Working Paper No. 02/19, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=411943 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.411943

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Richard Upward

University of Nottingham - School of Economics ( email )

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Peter W Wright

University of Sheffield - Department of Economics ( email )

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